16 hrs from Melbourne
We’d happily visit this tropical island nation any time of the year, but Maldives’ weather is at its best from December to February. Expect blue skies, low humidity and very little rain. When the weather peaks, so do the prices and hotels will increase their rates. Christmas and New Year are popular times to visit, and some resorts will have a minimum 5 night stay.
Low season is from May to November, when prices are at their lowest. Surf lovers should plan their visit from April to October, as surfing conditions are best. Although rain is more likely, the weather is still warm and lovely. Added bonus, there are less crowds. Snorkelers or divers should consider visiting the western side of the atolls around this period.